Future Cancer Researchers Starting Strong at Ohio State Through the Pelotonia Fellowship Program

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program at Ohio State is helping young researchers get an early start on their work to help create a cancer-free world.

The award program – funded by the annual Pelotonia cycling event – provides support to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctorate fellows, as they conduct cancer research at Ohio State.

The program has funded students from across the university, including 11 colleges at Ohio State, providing a path to cancer research that extends beyond the medical school.

“This is a very prestigious award that not only provides salary support to the fellows but also facilitates their career enhancement,” says the program’s director, Rosa Lapalombella, PhD. “It has a built-in mentoring program that helps them to take the next step in their career success and also provides them with networking and communication skills.”